Thankyou for your enquiry concerning the Hawk Bird Scarer and whether it will scare Pigeons.
You will be interested to know that this simple device was originally invented to scare seagulls and cormorants (shags) off boats, yachts and wharves. So successful, it was quickly tried in many other situations including Pigeons. In most situations these hawks will work provided the Pigeons can see the Hawk profile above them from where they are roosting.
One proviso is ” if the Pigeons are nesting or have started to nest you will not scare them with this scarer or any other means”. Even removing the nests will still result in the nesting birds returning to the site.
The Corporation of Launceston has used the Hawks to scare birds from a Mall area. They suspended the Hawks from between tall buildings over the Mall. South Melbourne City Council has successfully used Hawks to stop Pigeons eating their flower plants in their garden beds. And Melbourne City Tram Depot has used the Hawks to scare roosting Pigeons from tram sheds. So you will be able to scare your pigeons if they are roosting on buildings. All you need to do is to install the Hawks high above the roosting birds. There are two methods.
If your pigeons are flying in through open doorways then suspend the Hawk from under the eave, above where they are flying in. Please read the page on Roosting Birds in and around buildings.
The Hawk is unique because it is a full size imitation hawk made of durable weatherproof plastic. As birds instinctively fear the Hawk they are also scared to come within sight of the profile of this replica of a hovering Hawk.
From previous customer experience in similar situations we can say that a Hawk Bird Scarer will work for you. If it doesn’t, we offer you a money-back guarantee. You have everything to gain by ordering now.